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February 1, 2000
Schnuck Markets Opens Its 93rd Store and 28th in Illinois
ST. LOUIS, MO - Schnuck Markets Inc. opened its 93rd food and drug store when it opened the Rockford Plaza Logli in Rockford, Ill., today. It is the 28th supermarket owned and operated by Schnucks in Illinois. The 82,000-square-foot food and drug store is located at 2642 Charles St. in the Rockford Plaza shopping center, at the northwest corner of Charles Street and Hunter Avenue. It is the fourth Logli Supermarket in the Rockford area.
Rockford Plaza Logli offers an extensive variety of high quality products at low prices and features a new European market store decor. Customers will find an extensive variety of products in all departments, including produce, meat, seafood, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen food, grocery, liquor, health and beauty, cosmetics, housewares, video and general merchandise. The store is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. About 300 full- and part-time associates staff the store.
Unique Store Format Highlights Fresh, High Quality Products
The store is the first new store design since Schnuck Markets acquired Logli supermarkets in March 1998. The decor features a European market decor in the fresh produce, meat, seafood, deli, deli/carryout, bakery and floral departments. These departments are arranged in an open area beneath a high exposed, painted structural ceiling that creates the open-market atmosphere. Produce will be displayed on attractive wooden tables and market carts. The large glass arch opening lets outside light into the market area for a pleasant shopping experience.
"The new design combines the best size, format and features of Logli and Schnucks stores so that we can offer Rockford-area customers the best shopping experience," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc.
The store is smaller than the 143,000-square-foot Loves Park Logli and the 130,000-square-foot Logli on East State Street, but remains the third largest supermarket in the Rockford area. The Logli Supermarket at 3150 N. Rockton is 65,000 square feet.
The developer is Erickson & Associates of Rockford, Ill. The general contractor is Westra Construction of Waupon, Wis. The architect is Kuhlmann Design Group of St. Louis, Mo.
Logli Supermarkets is a division of Schnuck Markets. Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.